Shitao Miu

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Shitao Miu
Shitao Miu (2019)
Kanji 下尾みう
Kana したお みう
Romaji Shitao Miu
Nickname Miu (みう)
Birth Info
Birthdate April 3, 2001  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi, Japan
Blood type A
Current Age 22 Years Old
Height 163cm
Professional Info
Agency Superball
Social Networks 7gogo / Instagram / SHOWROOM / TikTok / Twitter / YouTube
Idol Career Info
Group AKB48
Team Team 4
Debuted April 2014 / Team 8  
Prefecture Yamaguchi
Lightstick Colors
White Purple

Shitao Miu is a member of AKB48's Team 4. She is also a member of TinTlip.



Shita wo mizu, ue wo muite MAI PEESU ni. Shitao Miu, 22-sai no chuu-1 desu
(Without looking down, I will keep on my pace, looking up. Shitao Miu, a 22-year old in 1st year of middle school)


  • Team 8 Performances: Tokushima, Hiroshima, Okinawa, Miyagi
  • Favorite AKB48 stage song: Classmate
  • Hobbies: Koto, dance, calligraphy, watching movies, dramas, and anime
  • Special skills: Calligraphy, dancing, frog mimicry
  • Strong points: Forward-looking
  • Weak points: Easily succumbs to her nerves
  • Charm point: Eyes, eyebrows, long neck
  • Favorite foods: Onion, mushroom, shellfish, meat, chocolate
  • Most admired person: Itano Tomomi, Nishino Nanase
  • Close friends: Nagano Serika, Miyazato Rira, Oguri Yui, Kuranoo Narumi
  • Describe yourself in one word: My pace
  • Animal you would describe yourself as: Rabbit
  • Thing I want most now: Cosmetics
  • Future Dream: Model, actress
  • She is the first AKB48 member to be from Yamaguchi Prefecture.
  • She practiced dance, swimming, and soccer from the age of 3.
  • She owns a cat called "Paru-kun".
  • When she first visited Tokyo after joining AKB48, she was surprised that traffic barriers in the city were painted white. In her home prefecture of Yamaguchi they are painted yellow.
  • Her favorite AKB48 song is Gingham Check.
  • She says there are many 48 Group songs she would like to perform, one of them being NMB48's Heart no Dokusenken.
  • She likes HKT48, and the fact that HKT48 song lyrics often use Yamaguchi dialect.
  • She has said she would like to spend a day off reading a book all day, and she relieves stress by sleeping.
  • On July 5th, 2015 she was appointed as a support ambassador for the "Nenrin Pick", a National Health and Welfare Festival in Shimonoseki City.
  • She was one of the 16 selected Team 8 members that performed 47 no Suteki na Machi e on AKBINGO! on July, 2014.
  • On November 18th, 2018 she was one of six AKB48 members to participate in the "Kizuna Ekiden 2018 - Run For Traffic Safety" in Hanoi, Vietnam. This was a relay race around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. The purpose of the event was to raise public awareness of traffic safety, in order to reduce deaths from traffic accidents.
  • She finished in 18th place on Produce 48.
  • In 2019 she was nominated for TCCAsia's "100 Most Beautiful Faces in Asia".
  • In July 2022 she, Murayama Yuiri, and Kashiwagi Yuki were apppointed as ambassadors for RAVIJOUR, a lingerie store chain.
  • She shares a YouTube channel with Kuranoo Narumi called “NaruTao channel”. They often post dance practices, behind-the-scenes videos, and talk segments.
  • She loves ice cream and always eats it after finishing a gravure photoshoot. She once ate 10 scoops of Baskin Robbins ice cream on her YouTube channel.




  • On June 15th, first appeared on Produce 48.
    • During the first judges evaluation, placed in group D.
    • During the first fan voting, placed at #41.
    • During the second judges evaluation, placed in group D.
    • During the second fan voting, placed at #45.
    • During the third fan voting, placed at #39.
    • During the first performance competition, performed Red Velvet's "Peek-a-boo." Her team won.
    • During the fourth fan voting, placed at #36.
    • During the fifth fan voting, placed at #22.
    • During the second performance competition, performed Little Mix's "Touch" and placed third within her team.
    • During the sixth fan voting, placed at #6.
    • During the seventh fan voting, placed at #10.
    • During the third performance competition, performed the original contemporary girls' pop song "1000%".
    • During the final fan voting, placed at #18 and was eliminated.
    • During the final performance competition, performed Suki ni Nacchaudarou?.
  • On November 11th, was part of her first senbatsu position for AKB48's 54th single NO WAY MAN.


  • On February 2nd, appeared at the Japan Expo 2020 in Thailand.




  • On April 20th, participated in AKB48's audition show OUT OF 48 which she was one of the promotional models.
  • On April 30th, fully transferred to Team 4.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

Team 8Team 8 and Team ATeam 8 and Team 4Team 4
Joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member on April 3, 2014
Had a Concurrent Position in AKB48's Team A from December 8, 2017 (AKB48 12th Anniversary Shuffle) to April 19, 2022
Had a Concurrent Position in AKB48's Team 4 from April 19, 2022 (Announcement: December 8, 2021 (AKB48 16th Anniversary Team Shuffle)) to April 30, 2022
Fully transferred to Team 4 on April 30, 2023 (Announcement: October 7, 2022)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Songs

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


Stage Units

81 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
A6 Revival (Mokugekisha)
Itoshisa no Accel
84 (Sono Shizuku wa, Mirai e to Tsunagaru Niji ni Naru.)
10 Krone to Pan
45 (Thumbnail)
Subete wa Tochuu Keika
Hibiwareta Kagami

Concert Units

AKB48 9th Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

Team 8 National Tour 〜47 no Suteki na Machi e〜


AKB48 Team 8 Senbatsu Concert ~Bokutachi wa Nekkyou Suru~

8gatsu 8nichi wa Eito no Hi Natsu da! Eito da! Pitto Matsuri 2018

Snack Time

AKB48 Team A Tandoku Concert 〜Utsukushikimonotachi〜

AKB48 Team 8 Foxies Concert 〜The Only One!! Foxies!〜

AKB48 Team 8 Everybody Concert 〜Come On!! Everybody!〜

Okabe Rin Solo Concert 〜Moshimo~shi! Rinrin Oshi Desho!?〜

AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2019

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019 ~Tanoshii bakari ga AKB!~


2020 AKB48 shin Unit Live Matsuri Kaisai Kettei no Oshirase

AKB48 Tandoku Concert 2021 〜Suki Naraba, Suki da to Iou~

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2021 ONLINE

MX Natsu Matsuri AKB48 2021 ~Saigo no Summer Party!~

AKB48 Dobbon! 1 Year Anniversary Live

August 8th is Eito no Hi 2022 Puroland no Suteki na Machi e

MX Matsuri! AKB48 60th Single "Hisashiburi no Lipgloss" Announcement Commemoration Concert in Budokan 2022

New Team Concert
Day 3

AKB48 Dobbon! 2 Year Anniversary Live!

AKB48 Group CIRCLE JAM 2023

Team Cute
Team Cool

Okada Nana Congratulation concert ~Thanks infinite~

AKB48 Current Team Final Concert 2023 in KT Zepp Yokohama 〜Last mo Genki ni Naru Naru! Egao ni Naru Naru! Kuranoo ni Naru Naru! Team 4!〜

Media Appearances

Variety Shows



Shitao Miu (2019)
Shitao Miu (July 2018 - Team 8)
Shitao Miu 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Shitao Miu (Produce 48) (2018)
Shitao Miu (2018) (AKB48)
Shitao Miu (July 2017)
Shitao Miu 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Shitao Miu (2017) (AKB48)
Shitao Miu (December 2016)
Shitao Miu (2016) (AKB48)
Shitao Miu (2016)
Shitao Miu (2015)
Shitao Miu (2014)
Shitao Miu (2014)
Shitao Miu (2014)
Team 4
Okada RinaGyoten YurinaKuranoo Narumi
Kurosu HarukaSakagawa HiyukaSasaki YukariShitao Miu
Taniguchi MeguNagatomo AyamiMurayama YuiriYoshida Karen